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Spanish Polvoron

  • Author: Myles
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 1x


Soft and crumbly, that’s what these polvorons are. They literally melt in your mouth! They are easy to customize with other flavors, just perfect for a snack or dessert.



3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 cup lard or melted butter

1 cup raw almonds (peeled)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grind the peeled raw almonds.
  3. Put the ground almonds with flour in a tray suitable for the oven and toast them for about 40 minutes.
  4. Remove the almond mixture from the oven and let cool.
  5. Mix the lard or melted butter with the powdered sugar in a bowl.
  6. Add the rest of the flour and almond mixture to the bowl and mix everything together.
  7. Make a ball with the dough that was formed, cover it with a plastic wrap, and let it rest for about 30 minutes at room temperature.
  8. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out until it is about 1 cm thick.
  9. Cut out polvorons using a cookie cutter. Carefully put them in a tray.
  10. While filling the tray with cut-out polvorons, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit again. Cook them at that temperature for about 15 minutes.
  11. Let the polvorons cool completely.
  12. Dust them with powdered sugar.


  • When toasting the almonds, be sure to rotate the tray so that they toast evenly.
  • Do not put the dough in the fridge because then it will get hard and will be hard to handle.
  • You can also add nutmegs and cinnamon to the flour.
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